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Elvis tours Australia in 1968....well his Cadillac does!

For many people, nothing better expresses the notions of success and the American Dream than owning an expensive luxury automobile. When Elvis Presley became rock’n’roll’s first superstar in the mid-1950s, one of the first things he did to celebrate his newfound fame and fortune was to buy two Cadillac limousines — a pink one for himself and a matching white one for his beloved mother Gladys. 1,141 more words

History

Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson

By FRANCES ROBLES and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTAUG in The New York Times

FERGUSON, Mo. — As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.

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World News

Was James Foley’s Murderer Released from Guantanamo Bay?

WaPo: ‘British examining video…to compare it with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners…believed to have joined the Islamic State.’

— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 20, 2014

York’s message…

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Mediasphere

Protecting Civilian Flights from Missiles

Protecting Civilian Flights from Missiles. CRS Insights, Library of Congress. Bart Elias. July 28, 2014.

On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, crashed over eastern Ukraine after apparently being struck by a surface-toair missile. 37 more words

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